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Old 11-20-2011, 12:42 PM
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Switching to ELC coolant?

My "new to me" 6.0 has only 35,000 miles on it. My question is do I need to do a flush before switching to ELC coolant and adding a coolant filter? I cant see the system being too bad as of yet. Coming from a 97 7.3 and a gasser this issue is new to me. Thanks for any help!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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Yes. You definitely need to flush BIG time before switching. It involves chemical flushes and then distilled water flushes.
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Yes, do a very thorough flush before you put in the coolant and distilled water.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:54 PM
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Should I have to do both chemical flushes and the distilled? Could it possibly be that scaled and gummed up with so few miles?
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:57 PM
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i would do both i swapped to cat coolant at 30k an u would not believe the crap that came outta there and i had the same thought u did trust me do both the flushes and take your time to get it good an clean
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It took me weeks to get my flush done the way I wanted it. But at the end of the day it was worth it when I started getting nice clear water draining out of the truck.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and the good advice guys. Much appreciated!
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